Institut Pasteur MLST Databases

Policy document

Databases at the Institut Pasteur MLST web site ( are intended for public access. As a result, all sequences and sequence types (STs) are freely publicly available for downloading. Data on bacterial isolates, including information on reference strains for each ST, are also freely available.

Although the data are available for public access, they remain the exclusive property of the scientists who posted them for a reasonable period of time, in order to allow those owners to publish their own analyses. The publication of analyses by others therefore requires written permission by the owners of the data, preferably coordinated through the database curator(s). All publications citing data from these databases should also include a statement in the Acknowledgments that the data are publicly available at

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